The big pickle dog is not the only item making its debut at the Queen City Ex this year.
Doo Doo the Clown is also in town.
Famous for a cameo in the Adam Sandler movie Billy Madison, Doo Doo is performing two shows each day — one at the Fun Zone in the morning and one at the Kid Zone in the afternoon.
He is also easy to spot in the crowd with his bright rainbow-striped curly wig, red nose, outlandish clothes, white face with blue stars on his cheek.
Doo Doo goes through 1000 balloons a day, and rather than balloon animals he sticks with making balloon hats so kids have their hands-free to eat and enjoy the rides.
“I’m honoured to be here and I feel the love and everybody is unbelievable,” Doo Doo explained. “I’m hired to make people happy.”
The Queen City Ex started Wednesday and runs until Sunday.